Vikings … The End …

15 Oct

i am the only one

Though it was definitely graphically gory at times, I liked this Series.
It has a lot of good things. Great Writing, Characters, Dialogue, Action …
It was an all around high quality production.

So I watched it the first 4 seasons.
Until they killed off this guy:

Travis Fimmel

It’s unquestioned STAR.

Vikings creator and writer Michael Hirst said that Fimmel 
was supposed to be knocked off at the end of Season One,
but he was popular that he wrote him back in for three more seasons.

The Series is still excellent.But after Season 4 Ragnar’s large ghost hung over the Series
like a dark cloak that couldn’t keep the reign out.

Did you ever hear my lecture on

Star Power?

It’s short.


There’s no formula.
If you find it, exploit it.
Flaunt it.
Star Power turns crap into Gold.
Don’t throw it away.

This means the Vikings might well have died after Season One 
if they had killed Fimmel off at that time.

But after Season Four they wanted to do something different.
They figured the other Stars could carry the axe.

And they’ve done a great job.

They’re good.

Even gorgeous.

But they aren’t Fimmel. 

OK Floki … Loki? …. ??

Waiting for

The Last Kingdom

You’re our last hope Alexander.

So what do we really know about the Vikings???
Well … we figure they didn’t really wear horns on their helmets.

Other than that we know as much about them as we do
about the Mayans. Next to nothing.
As this video shows.

My personal question is:
How did a relatively small group of people defeat
army after army, country after country
could have conquered all of Europe if they’d wanted to?
What superior warfare tactics/strategies did they know
that made them so formidable?

5 Responses to “Vikings … The End …”

  1. Cindy Bruchman October 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

    I loved the series. Travis is the man in my book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jcalberta October 15, 2019 at 11:33 pm #

      It was brilliant. Is brilliant. Production values reach high levels. I would have followed right through to the end, but my lady lost interest. I am going to catch up on it by myself.


      • Cindy Bruchman October 17, 2019 at 5:48 am #

        I only had one complaint. Why did all the characters feel it necessary to whisper in a gravely voice throughout?


      • jcalberta October 17, 2019 at 9:27 am #

        ?? Better talk to the Director.
        “OK boys, remember, anybody who doesn’t mumble gets the axe.”


  2. John Charet October 21, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    Wow this does look neat and once again, great choice of music 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂


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